Beethoven and Walt Whitman die, the Stanley Cup comes to the U.S., UCLA wins their seventh straight title, and Pink Floyd's "Dark Side" rules the charts, all on this day.
1950: Film composer Alan Silvestri, best known for his frequent collaboration with director Robert Zemeckis, including composing for films such as the "Back to the Future" trilogy, "Forrest Gump" and "Cast Away," is born in New York City. Silvestri has received two Academy Award nominations, one for Best Original Score for "Forrest Gump" and one for Best Original Song for "Believe" on "The Polar Express" soundtrack. He's also composed scores for other movies such as "Predator," "The Mummy Returns," "Van Helsing," "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" and "Marvel's The Avengers."
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